Stephen Matlin


Stephen Matlin
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Visiting Professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, Senior Fellow in the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Secretary of the International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development
Professor  Stephen Matlin is a Visiting Professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, Senior Fellow in the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Secretary of the International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development. Educated at Imperial College London as an organic chemist, Stephen worked in academia for over 20 years, including as Professor of Biological Chemistry at City University London and at Warwick University, researching in areas including medicinal chemistry and collaborating with the WHO Special Programmes in human reproduction and tropical diseases. This was followed by periods as Director of the Health and Education Division in the Commonwealth Secretariat, as Chief Education Adviser at the UK Department for International Development and as Executive Director of the Global Forum for Health Research in Geneva. He was a co-founder and co-chair of Global Health Europe. In 2015-2020 he was co-principal investigator of a project on the European dimension in the global effort to eradicate polio, based at the Global Health Centre in Geneva and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has co-authored a number of reports on the health of migrants and refugees, including a major review in Public Health Reviews. 
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